Six architecture and design events in March from Dezeen Events Guide

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Design festivals DW! Sao Paulo Design Week and Perth Design Week are among the architecture and design events featured in Dezeen Events Guide this March.

Other events taking place during the month include SXSW, Collect, Design Shenzhen and Luleåbiennalen.

Design event Collect returns to Somerset House in March. Above: photo is by Iona Wolff. Top image: photo is courtesy of OMA

1 to 3 March, UK

Collect is a London-based fair dedicated to crafts and contemporary art, celebrating its 20th anniversary in Somerset House in 2024.

This year’s edition displays more than 400 global artists, who have utilised materials such as metal, ceramics, textiles, wood, paper, fibres, resin and plastics.

The three-day event is organised by UK charity Crafts Council.

2 to 26 March, Sweden

Art festival Luleåbiennalen, which this year focuses on the dynamic between architecture and art, especially resilience and empowerment in times of great change.

The festival – which is directed by curators Aude Christel Mgba and Bruno Alves de Almeida – is located across four cities and towns in Sweden‘s Norrbotten region: Luleå, Boden, Kiruna, and Messaure.

The exhibitions on display spotlight the natural and built environments of the four host locations.

8 to 16 March, USA

The latest edition of cultural conference South by South West (SXSW) spotlights creativity within the technology, film, music, comedy, art and sports industries.

The conference presents a programme of fringe events, including screenings, performances, exhibitions, installations, talks and networking opportunities.

Speakers at the conference include software engineer Tracy Chou, designer Deonne Castaneda and CEO of podcast streaming platform Patreon Jack Conte.

Perth Design Week has partnered with OMA and UniFor for the hub of its 2024 edition. Photo is courtesy of Perth Design Week

Perth Design Week
14 t0 21 March, Australia

Perth Design Week hosts its second annual event with over 70 events, exploring different design mediums, such as fashion and furniture, as well as technology, architecture and photography.

With a programme of exhibitions, installations, talks, tours, workshops and film screenings, the eight-day festival is located across central Perth and the surrounding area.

The central hub of the festival is the Principles Square installation, which is a collaborative project between the festival, architecture practice OMA and furniture brand UniFor.

A derelict building was decorated with installations during last year’s DW! Sao Paulo Design Week. Photo is by Mathews Montalvão

DW! Sao Paulo Design Week
14 to 24 March, Brazil

DW! Sao Paulo Design Week is located across seven districts in Brazil‘s largest city including Alameda Gabriel, Pinheiros, Vila Madelena and Higienopolis.

The design festival’s 13th edition features 75 participating brands across the design, architecture, art and technology industries.

Spanning 11 days, the events include product launches, exhibitions, talks, tours, workshops, fashion shows, fairs and parties.

Design Shenzhen
21 to 24 March, China

Trade show Design Shenzhen returns to the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre following its inaugural edition in 2023.

The sister event to Design Shanghai, the trade show presents over 250 brands across the fields of furniture, lighting, textiles and surfaces.

The event also hosts a series of talks led by architects, designers and business leaders.

About Dezeen Events Guide

Dezeen Events Guide is our guide to the best architecture and design events taking place across the world each year. The guide is updated weekly and includes virtual events, conferences, trade fairs, major exhibitions and design weeks.

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